*Got One* Starter incubator

Celtic Hill

Songster
9 Years
Mar 7, 2010
2,151
5
181
Scotland CT
What is a good Starter incubator, something on the smaller side easy to use, inexpensive like less then $100? I thought it would be nice each year instead of buying new chicks to get an incubator and just do that, i would really only want 3-4 chicks each year. Just a thought i had, I know McMurray has the little dome one with the yellow bottom but that seems really basic. Any thoughts/suggestions?
 
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Bammy

In the Brooder
10 Years
Jan 16, 2010
90
5
41
Snow Shoe, PA.
I have been thinking about trying to hatch some eggs too. Love to get some ideas on choosing an incubator.
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mickbear

In the Brooder
10 Years
Apr 21, 2009
17
0
22
milner
we got the Little Giant incubator from Tractor Supply and bought the egg turnner also,both for around $85.00 total.and just had our first chick hatch at 4:00 this afternoon!
 

Kung Foo Chicken

Songster
11 Years
Sep 11, 2008
759
8
141
Upstate, South Carolina
Easy is a relative term. You still have to know what you are doing.
I have a lot of LG's that some people say is hard to use but, get
great hatches once I figured out the quirks of the incubator itself.
(insulation tape between top and bottom halves, placement)


The easiest under 100.00 for such small batches is a broody hen.
I've got one of those going too. I have to check her nest once per
day to make sure the other hens haven't put in an extra. She is
truly a set it and forget it model.
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babsbag

Songster
10 Years
Jan 12, 2010
729
9
169
Anderson, CA
I haven't used one yet, but if you can't get the hen I would vote for the Brinsea Mini Eco. From what I have read and heard everyone that has one likes it. Heck, I like it and I don't even have one...yet.
 

paddock36

Crowing
11 Years
Dec 24, 2008
3,527
84
271
Ocala, Florida
I built my own after joining BYC because I couldn't bring myself to spend the money and I decided I wanted to hatch some eggs. I only had to buy the thermostat and the light kit. Everything else was stuff lying around. I have to hand turn but it's been a lot of fun for me and my kids. Even my DH helps turn the eggs too.
 

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